The Malta Joint Branch of IMarEST together with RINA brings together a variety of professional and student members from within the local marine and science based community and ex-pats alike. Although small, the joint branch attempts to be as active as possible, and acts as an ideal place for networking within the various sectors of the maritime community. The Joint Branch organises a series of lectures and technical presentations each year which are well attended.
For anyone is interested to participate in any of our events or deliver a technical presentation please contact any of the Branch Officers.
The Maltese Islands have long been considered a fulcrum within maritime trade centres. Strategically located in the centre of the Mediterranean between continental Europe and Africa, its position has given it prominence for maritime trade, ship repair, management and flag registration and Administration.
The ship repairs yards have a strong history dating back to the sixteenth century and the Knights of St. John, the British Admiralty and Swan Hunter. Over the last ten years Malta has also become renowned with its super yacht facilities, cruise liner industry, Freeport container terminal, oil tanking terminal and bunkering facilities.
These maritime activities have created a hub of maritime engineering and scientific activities that are broad reaching. These extend from engine manufacturer and service stations to safety and environmental studies related to the marine environment. All assist in maintaining the industry.
The Maritime community is focused primarily in the port areas of Valletta, Marsa and the Grand Harbour, the three Cities of Senglea, Birgu and Vittoriossa and Marsaxlokk. One can not but also mention the port of Mgarr in Gozo.
Malta has been widely promoted as a vacation destination for many decades. To this effect, on visiting the islands one is spoilt for choice with what to do. Malta can boast a rich history dating back to pre-historic days, and our history can readily be viewed though our architecture, sites and museums. Our maritime heritage is also worth of note and is still evolving. Given our location in the centre of the Mediterranean it is only likely to improve.
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